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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Haiku for One Single Impression

One Single Impression: Prompt 93: Lighthouse Geraldine of My Poetic Path brings us this week's prompt. Click here to read her poem.





a room at the top
Tillamook Rock bounces hope
Ballantyne's magic


a tocsin of trust
steadfast throughout the tempest
eyelids fail to blink

 
The image is a bookmark made from a pen/ink sketch. Lighthouses are magical and mystical to those of us who rarely see them 'in person'.
 
♥~♥~♥

22 comments:

b said...

Sue, I looked at this image and then read the poem. I live in Portland very near Tillamook. The tempest describes this place perfectly.

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=135

b

SandyCarlson said...

A source of strength and comfort. You captured it so well.

floreta said...

very nice image and poem! :) i would use that bookmark.

Jeeves said...

Lovely image and words

anthonynorth said...

You've captured the importance perfectly.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Loved these! And the black and white drawing of the lighthouse is wonderful.

totomai said...

the second photo is very true. liked the sketch too

fourwindshaiga said...

eyelids fail to blink, that fits perfectly
I recoginzed the Oregon name, too. I was born in Salem.

Loved your sketch, Sue, how nice to be able to do that.

Pearl said...

fail to blink, fall, to blink is to fail. interesting similarity of words there.

"a tocsin of trust"
neat sound. a new to me word.

Shadowplay said...

"Eyelids fail to blink"

You said it so well... how often have I been in that place? I love the mystery of lighthouses - you captured their beauty and wonder completely... and the sketch was awesome!

Tammie Lee said...

magical and mystical indeed.

if said...

wonderful...!

zoya gautam said...

great expressions _

lovely sketch

many thanks indeed ..

Gledwood said...

Lovely!

;->...

Life with Kaishon said...

That is a beautiful haiku! I love your words so much. You have a wonderful vocabulary!

Geraldine said...

What a beautiful(as usual) drawing. Such talent.

Many hugs, G

Amias said...

You never ceases to amaze me with your talent for writing short, and very creative haiku. Now I see you also do a little sketching. Oh I am so jealous ;), as I can't draw a thing, but would so love to learn even at this old age.

Patti said...

Your sketch is amazing! And I agree with you that lighthouses are mystical and magical- as are your verses!

Jim said...

I surely do like your drawing, Sue. Everyone else does too, it is great!
I looked up Ballantyne's 'Lighthouse' in Google Books. I would like to read it sometime, especially the chapter on the men who lived in the Lighthouse. I had read some accounts, hence a partial background for my poem.
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I hope you will excuse me for getting here so late, I have really had more 'stuff' to do than I could handle until tomorrow. Thank you for checking in one me.
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Carlos Gesmundo said...

Great sketch and lines. They beckon...

Amity Me said...

beautiful one Patti, and even the pic u told a bookmark looks unique!

good evening there!!!

storyteller said...

Lovely creative response ;-)
Hugs and blessings,